Yellow Door's STAR Project was established in 2000, and has since developed into an award-winning education and outreach programme working across Southampton and western Hampshire.
STAR works with children and young people in schools, universities, community centres and other youth settings, aiming to spark conversations that get young people thinking about what healthy relationships look like, as well as how to recognise and get help with unhealthy relationships or situations.
The team delivers fun and interactive sessions on an array of topics, designed to reflect on the everyday realities of young people in contemporary life. Each STAR session is an informative, preventative workshop, giving young people the understanding and tools they need to stay safe, and build respectful healthy relationships now and in the future.
Focused on preventing abuse in all its forms, STAR's approach takes a wide perspective - engaging with an array of topics that could potentially leave young people vulnerable to perpetrating, or falling victim to, abuse.
All topics are made relevant and accessible to participants, tailored to specific age groups and needs.
Sexuality & Gender Identity
Sexting & Revenge Porn
Child Sexual Exploitation
Social Media & Gaming
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STAR's work complements and expands well beyond the standard PSHE and Sex & Relationships Education (SRE) within national curriculum, broadening the knowledge and understanding of young people.
Sessions can be developed to complement existing education schedules, and we can work with you to tailor content specifically to the needs presented by the class or group. We can offer sessions of any length - from 30 minutes up to a full day - however usually they are an hour long. We can work with groups as a one-off, or provide a series of sessions covering a range of topics.
We also offer small bespoke groups in school settings, for young people who are finding relationships in and outside of school challenging. This psycho-educational work focuses on developing emotional coping skills and support strategies over a half term period, aiming to build resilience, confidence and encourage healthy relationships.
In addition, STAR is also available to provide specialist training for professionals, covering a range of domestic and sexual abuse issues. See our Training and Workshops page for more information.